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Halo Infinite in multiplayer test free and good

Hallo Infinite is an upcoming first-person shooter game created by 343 Industries and released by Xbox Game Studios. The 6th primary access in the Halo collection, it proceeds the tale of the Master Principal, adhering to Halo 5: Guardians (2015). Unlike previous installments in the collection, the multiplayer section of the game is free-to-play.
Infinite was intended to be launched as a launch title with the Xbox Series X/S on November 10, 2020, yet was postponed in August 2020. It is prepared to launch on December 8, 2021, for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and also Xbox Collection X/S. Hallo Infinite’s multiplayer part has actually remained in open beta since November 15, 2021, which was to celebrate the franchise business and Xbox’s 20th anniversary.

Good shooters come and go, but Halo Infinite wants to stay: According to 343 Industries, the game is a real long-term project, in the next ten years it should form the basis for all new halo parts. Hallo as a live service game? No wonder that you can also go new paths in the publication! After six years, the elaborate campaign appears on December 8, of course for a full price. The multiplayer mode is on the other hand for LAU, here you have decided for a free2play model. That means: You get the complete multiplayer experience for free, in the shop is only sold (expensive) cosmetics. Incidentally, Halo Infinite is the first shooter from the series, which was developed from scratch for PC. Oh, and a new engine is still under the hood.

Table of contents

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1.1. Still missing: Loop and Editor

1.2. Less hustle and bustle, more halo

1.3. Proven to start

1.4. Battle with big teams

1.5. Bulging weapon chamber

Page 2. Hallo Infinite in multiplayer test: Free and good — Halo is back!

2.1. Handy melee

2.2. Free2play: How much is the fun?

2.3. Made for the PC

Page 3. Picture gallery for Halo Infinite: The Free2Play multiplayer in the test — free and good!

And while you’re still asking if all this can go well, Microsoft simply get the multiplayer out: on November 15, Halo Infinite started (Buy Now) Surprisingly into the open multiplayer Beta, a pre-drawn release — finally all progress and in game staying Purchases received. Whether via Steam or the Microsoft Store, the multiplayer is thus officially live and ripe for a test. We have shot us for two weeks through all modes and maps and draw a final conclusion. The final score to Halo Infinite, we then award in the test of the promising single game campaign, which we could already play for a few hours.

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Halo: Infinite — How to run the lots in the multiplayer

Still missing: Loop and Editor

Let’s clarify first what Halo Infinite does not offer: Loop mode for the campaign appears clearly later, expected in the second multiplayer season, which begins in May 2022. And also the popular editor, called in Halo forge, is delayed and will be released only in the second half of 2022. Here you can learn what it has.

Nevertheless, the multiplayer has a lot to offer now, which can also be read on the high number of players: The shooter has stopped a top position on Steam alone, the user ratings are very positive. Of course, this is not: With Halo 4 and Halo 5, 343 Industries had made great games, but not all fans were happy with it. Too modern, too fast, too little halo-feeling it was said from some ranks. And Halo Infinite? This plays in the multiplayer’s fresh and flatter than the classic bungee title, but at the same time brings much from the old halo magic.
The high time to kill (TT) makes the entry pleasant: you just do not remedy as fast as in many other multiplayer shooters. Source: PC Games

Less hustle and bustle, more halo

If you are familiar with the pillow shooter like Apex Legends or CS: Go, you must first switch to Halo Infinite first: In the multiplayer it’s noticeably leisurely too, thanks to rechargeable shields you can usually take loosely multiple goals before putting the spoon. Where to kiss the ground in other shooters, therefore, in Halo Infinite, you often have the chance to ward off an attacker. At the same time, however, the developers continue to put the modernization course they have taken with Halo 4 and 5: they should sprint themselves to their heart’s content, slide or betray them on edges, also the goals about gimme and grain is possible again. This makes your Spartan more mobile, faster and deadly than bungee times, but there are also restrictions: the permanent shear nozzles from Halo 5: Guardians were removed, for example, they only appear as an item that you have to collect — and Even then, the Dash has only a few charges. And even this is likely to look forward to Halo-Purists: exaggerated strong skills like Ground Pound and Spartan Charge were also painted.

Hallo remains Halo: Consumables such as gripping hooks reveal the action without diluting them. Source: PC Games New and Cool is the gripping hook with which you can use you lightning fast to opponent or swing on higher level. This makes him valuable especially on maps with many vertical elements. But since he has to be collected as the Dash first and only has a few charges, the hook comes only purposefully and is not shaking on the classic feel.

Proven to start

With ten maps the scope is still manageable, but Halo-typically the offer should soon grow vigorously. Good for newcomers: The developers have also thought of a short tutorial. This starts with a nicely rendered intro and agrees with your career as a powerful Spartan soldier. Then you can play exercise places against bots and get to know the weapons before it goes into the right online modes.
At the start 343 no experiments dares, instead there are classic-good game modes. Source: PC Games Who like classic, playing a fast game with two four-person teams. Well-known variants such as Deathwatch, Domination or Capture The Flag are played here and the Halo-permanent burner Oddball is of course also on board. Alternatively, you can also play in Rank list Arenamodus, where there is a trail harder to: You only start with a fight gun after each respawn, and your minimal will be switched off. But whether ranked or fast batch: The classic 4-counter-4 matches always take place on small, cute-wealthy maps, in which you fly the balls around the ears within seconds. Ideal for those looking for a quick action kick!

Battle with big teams

Whoever a number bigger and also a little tactical likes, can fall into the big, Big team battles. In these battles, two teams each come against each other with 12 players, here are teamwork and the mission targets in the foreground. In addition to Capture The Flag, there is still a similar mode with Hamster in which your energy nucleus must transport to your base. As a larger domination alternative, there is also total control mode in which your team must take three zones to get a victory point. There arise about each zone fierce and wonderfully dynamic battles where good map knowledge bring the decisive advantage: there are slaughter trails and abbreviations to discover alternative routes on which you find cover in enemy guns or ideal to a few enemies Take off with the sniper rifle.
Behemoth is one of the graphically beautiful multiplayer cards. Source: PC Games on the big maps also play vehicles an important role: in the hands of experienced players can clean up the Warthogs, tanks, alien flags and aviators powerful among the enemies! But also break pilots are welcome: Duties will simply be cheerfully pronounced and ensure a wonderful chaos in the slaughter case — that’s not always effective, but extremely fun to look at!
Vehicles always ensure worth seeing, partly urgent moments. Source: PC Games

Halo Infinite Multiplayer Review
Band filled armory

On a class system, the developers have just as to Loadouts. You will start any match with the same standard equipment, namely the assault rifle MA40 and the MK50 Sidekick pistol. Above all, the second weapon should never underestimate: if you’re in the middle of the struggle of your magazine empty ballet, it is often better to quickly switch to the pistol instead of complaining cumbersome. With struck enemies, she makes short process!

From Felix Schultz
editor
30.11.2021 at 18:19